The Democratic Party and its supporters are historically comparable to a mob, from its support of the Ku Klux Klan to creating "messiahs" out of political leaders.
That's the argument bestselling author, syndicated columnist and conservative political commentator Ann Coulter makes in her latest book, "DEMONIC: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America."
Coulter says liberal thought in America exemplifies mob mentality through:
- Creating liberal schemes and enemies
- A fear of scientific innovation
- Myth-making and a preference for images over words
- A casual embrace of contradictory ideas and conspiracy theories
Tracing the words and movements of liberal mobs, from the Ku Klux Klan and the SDS to anti-war and pro-ObamaCare fanatics of today, Coulter demonstrates how liberals have consistently used mob tactics to implement their idea of the "general will," according to a news release from the book's publisher, Crown Publishing Group.
"Just as fire seeks oxygen, Democrats seek power, which is why they will always be found championing the mob whether the mob consists of Democrats lynching blacks or Democrats slandering the critics of Obama Care as racists," Coulter writes.
Coulter also addresses what she says is:
- The left's demonization of its enemies and idolization of its leaders
- The Democratic Party's coddling of violent mobs
- The false history of civil rights given by the media
- The truth about the original Tea Party
- The need for approval of the typical liberal
Describing liberal mobs over the centuries, Coulter writes, "The details of totalitarian regimes may vary, but the inspiration is always the same Rousseauan fantasy: A select group of elites with absolutely no grasp of human nature will figure out the program, inflexibly impose it on the people and thereby regenerate mankind. You will note the similarities in all these totalitarian plans to many of the Democrats' schemes."
This is not the American tradition; it is the tradition of Stalin, of Hitler, of the guillotine -- and the tradition of the American left, she argues.
Surveying two centuries of mob movements, Coulter demonstrates that the mob is always destructive. And yet, she argues, beginning with the civil rights movement in the 1960s, Americans have lost their natural, inherited aversion to mobs.
Coulter believes that only by recognizing the mobs and their demonic nature can America begin to defend itself.
--Originally aired August 14, 2011.